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You deserve breast cancer support that goes beyond.

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, we urge you to make an appointment with us.

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Breast cancer is about all of you—your worries, your questions, your schedule.

When you’re diagnosed with breast cancer, you’re not just up against a disease. You also face worries and questions, fear of the unknown, a hectic schedule and the struggle to manage all of your other responsibilities. And we know that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic adds another layer of uncertainty.

That’s why VCU Massey Cancer Center’s Breast Cancer Collaborative Care Clinic offers a multidisciplinary approach that begins with a team of world-class experts who will together recommend a treatment plan and discuss it with you on your first visit. Consulting with all of your breast cancer oncologists in one appointment is not only convenient, but expedites your path to healing and recovery. Because you’re not just beating cancer—you have a whole life to lead.

Schedule an appointment today with Massey’s Breast Cancer Collaborative Care Clinic by calling 804-828-9968.You may also complete the registration form to request an appointment.

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5 WAYS OUR SUPPORT GOES BEYOND

It begins with your very first appointment:

1. A team of breast cancer specialists will consult with you on your treatment plan.

Our multidisciplinary approach means that a team of physicians—all breast cancer specialists from a variety of disciplines—will collaborate to diagnose your cancer, recommend a treatment plan and coordinate your care. At your first appointment, they will explain your diagnosis, discuss all of your treatment options and answer all of your questions. It’s this kind of collaboration that sets Massey’s Breast Cancer Collaborative Care Clinic apart from other hospitals, and it provides more experience, expertise and insight into your evaluation—leading to the best possible outcomes for you.

The various treatments for breast cancer include surgery, radiation therapy and medicines such as chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapies. Many women get more than one of these treatments, which is why collaborative, multidisciplinary care like Massey’s is so important. You’ll receive the ideal combination and sequence of treatments, planned by experienced physicians who are working together to coordinate your care.

2. You’ll see all of your oncologists the first day, reducing treatment delays and anxiety.

When you’re diagnosed with cancer, you and your loved ones face many unknowns. Many cancer patients will say that the uncertainty and the waiting are the hardest parts of their cancer experience.

Understanding your cancer and what to expect can help you and your loved ones make the best decisions. That’s why we bring a team of breast cancer experts – world-class specialists in surgical oncology, medical oncology and radiation oncology – to your first appointment in a one-stop consultation process to answer your questions and explain your options. You’ll leave your first visit with the confidence of knowing you have a cutting-edge treatment plan designed just for you.

3. A nurse navigator will guide you on your first visit and through treatment and recovery.

At your first appointment at Massey’s Breast Cancer Collaborative Care Clinic, your nurse navigator will meet you and guide you through your visit and what to expect with your care. Your nurse navigator will help you navigate your care throughout treatment and recovery, ensuring that your questions are answered, your needs are addressed and your care experience is optimal.

4. Massey is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the region.

As a Massey patient you will have all of the advantages of the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the region. That means you’ll benefit from access to the highest level of expertise, the latest therapies and the most treatment options, including clinical trials. Clinical trials can save lives and may be your best treatment option. Learn more about clinical trials and find a trial at Massey.

NCI-designated cancer centers are recognized for the excellence of their laboratory and clinical research, which leads to better and more innovative cancer treatments, such as less-invasive surgery, advanced radiation techniques, immunotherapies and targeted treatments. Massey combines world-class science with world-class physicians to give you world-class collaborative, cutting-edge, personalized care.

5. Our holistic support services ensure all of your needs are met.

We offer comprehensive cancer support services to care for you during treatment, recovery and long-term survivorship. These services include palliative care, physical therapy, genetic counseling, lymphedema care, integrative health resources and more. They can help minimize your symptoms and side effects and help you cope with the effects of cancer.

You’ll have the full range of our holistic support services to address not only your medical and physical needs, but also your mental, emotional and spiritual needs, so that you have the best possible quality of life.

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Our complete guide to treatment, recovery, reconstruction and support

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What to expect on your first visit

  • Your nurse navigator will contact you before your appointment, meet you and your family when you arrive, and guide you through your visit.
  • If needed, you may see a social worker and have lab tests done.
  • During your visit, a multidisciplinary team of breast cancer physicians from surgical oncology, medical oncology and radiation oncology will meet to evaluate your tests and medical history and recommend the best course of treatment for you.
  • You will consult with these physicians on your diagnosis and treatment options.
  • You will leave with a personalized treatment plan.
  • Massey is taking additional steps to protect our patients and staff from COVID-19, including temperature checks, physical distancing and mask requirements, enhanced cleaning procedures and visitor restrictions. View updates to our outpatient care due to COVID-19.

How to get here

Massey’s Breast Cancer Collaborative Care Clinic has two locations: at our MCV campus downtown and at our Stony Point campus.

VCU Massey Cancer Center
Stony Point Campus

9000 Stony Point Parkway, 2nd Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23235
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VCU Massey Cancer Center Downtown
MCV Campus

1300 E. Marshall Street
Richmond, VA 23298
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More About VCU Massey Cancer Center

VCU Massey Cancer Center is among the top four percent of cancer centers in the country and is one of two in the state designated by the National Cancer Institute to lead and shape America’s cancer research efforts. Founded in 1974, Massey is dedicated to discovering, developing, delivering and teaching effective means to prevent, detect, treat and cure cancer through innovative research, patient care and education. At Massey, your cancer care will be provided by world-class experts who collaborate as the largest multidisciplinary team of breast specialists in the region to offer the most comprehensive, cutting-edge treatment options customized to you.

Need a screening mammogram? Learn more about our breast imaging services.

If you are a current and returning Massey patient, please call 804-828-5116 to reach your care team.